Actress Nicole Eggert, who recently accused Scott Baio of having sex with her before she was 18, met Tuesday with an Los Angeles Police Department detective regarding sexual misconduct allegations against the actor who played her nanny on the 1980s sitcom “Charles in Charge.”
Police are investigating Eggert’s allegations, a department spokesman told The Times on Wednesday.
“Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” Eggert tweeted Jan. 27. She later appeared on various TV shows and alleged he had had sex with her when she was a minor.
Baio, 57, has strongly denied the allegations, calling them “100% lies.” On the day of Eggert’s initial tweet, he posted a 16-minute Facebook Live video statement detailing his exchanges with “Dr. Oz Show” producers who were working on a show about Eggert’s allegations against him.
He also included video of an interview she gave a while ago saying that she had lost her virginity to him, at her own request, “way after” their sitcom had ceased production in 1990. Baio has admitted to one sexual encounter with Eggert, but says it happened after she was at least 18, and well after “Charles in Charge” completed shooting.
Eggert, 46, detailed her allegations Jan. 30 on “Megyn Kelly Today,” claiming her former TV nanny began molesting her when she was 14 and that she had lied about their relationship previously after getting “really good at covering up.”
On an episode of “Dr. Oz,” she alleged that Baio threatened her during the “Charles in Charge” years about what would happen if she didn’t stay silent.
Eggert’s next TV appearance will be on “The Talk” at 1 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday. Baio appeared Jan. 31 on “Good Morning America” to defend himself.
Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, said Tuesday on social media that she and her client would “fully cooperate with the LAPD investigation.” Bloom said she had been contacted by “many” people who said they had witnessed inappropriate behavior by Baio when Eggert was underage.
Prior accusations of physical abuse leveled by Eggert against ex-boyfriend DJ Lethal, real name Leor Dimant, were dismissed in 2008 over inconsistencies in her story.